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EPA reconsiders approval of Pennsylvania injection well permit

EPA has changed its mind on giving the green light to a 7,300-foot-deep injection well in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania.
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Wal-Mart reaches out-of-court agreement with 23 claimants in listeria outbreak cases

Supermarket chain Wal-Mart has settled 23 civil cases linked to the 2011 listeria outbreak that killed 33 people who consumed contaminated cantaloupe sold by the company.
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EPA seeks public comment on fracking chemicals disclosure

EPA has announced plans to seek public comment on potential disclosure regulation, as well as input on possible non-regulatory approaches to the matter.
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SABIC plans crude-to-chemicals facility in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia may be the first country in the Middle East to see an operating oil-to-chemicals processing facility.
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EU, US health officials team up to fight antimicrobial resistance

Health officials from both sides of the Atlantic have been working together to tackle antimicrobial resistance under their joint Transatlantic Taskforce on Antimicrobial Resistance.
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LSB Industries takes gas supplier to court over alleged negligence

Oklahoma City-based LSB Industries Inc. has started legal action against French multinational gas company Air Liquide, accusing the supplier of negligence that led to an explosion at LSB's Arkansas chemical plant.
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Rigid packaging thermoformer Placon acquires injection molder

Placon, a custom and stock rigid thermoformed packaging designer and manufacturer based in North America, has completed the acquisition of privately-held, West Springfield, Massachusetts-based rigid plastic container manufacturer, Plastic Packaging Corp.
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Defunct energy company to pay record penalty for environmental damage

The now-defunct Kerr-McGee Corporation, which was taken over by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation in 2006, will have to pay a record penalty of $5.15 billion under a settlement reached with the Department of Justice.
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Oil, gas spills increase in 2013

More than 7,600 oil spills and leaks were recorded in 2013 in the top 15 states for onshore oil and gas activities.
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Japanese chemical company to open new facility in Georgia

The new plant will manufacture fiber-free potassium titanate, called Terracess, which is used in the production of brake pads.
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